Thanks to BuzzFeed for drawing attention to some very good examples of grafitti that’s got a literary flavour to it: 20 Awesome Examples of Literary Grafitti.
I blush to confess that I haven’t read about a third of the books that these grafitti examples come from. But of the ones I know, I have some favourites. Like this 2001 example relating to The Lord of the Rings, photographed by Gary L. Quay:
Or the one below, photographed by Mark LaFlaur, that uses a red wheelbarrow as a platform for the poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow,” by Photographed by William Carlos Williams:
And then of course there is the grafitti that’s got a much more explicit political purpose, like this one from Tyler at Visual Disobedience:
Whatever else you think of grafitti, at least some of the artists are very literate.